What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) first earns a doctorate in Dental Surgery or Dental Medicine (DDS or DMD) and then completes a four or six year hospital-based surgical residency. OMSs train alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and spend time in plastic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. We are leaders in dental implant technology as well as the full spectrum of oral and facial surgery.
We are among the only specialists in the dental field qualified to administer general anesthesia. We are hospital credentialed and though we perform most of our surgeries in-office, in specialized operatories, we also operate at Dixie Regional Medical Center as necessary for patient medical issues or case complexity.
Our assistants are DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Administration National Certification Exam) Certified which means they meet national standards in training and testing set forth by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and can provide supportive anesthesia care in a safe and effective manner.